11 GREATEST DIRECTING TRIUMPHS

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  • 1.Stanley Kubrick "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  • 2.Orson Welles "Citizen Kane"
  • 3.Martin Scorsese "Taxi Driver"
  • 4.David Lean "Bridge On The River Kwai"
  • 5.William Wyler "The Best Years Of Our Lives"
  • 6.Alain Resnais "Last Year At Marienbad"
  • 7.Fredrico Fellini "La Dolce Vita"
  • 8.Frank Capra "It's A Wonderful Life"
  • 9.Stanley Kubrick "Dr. Strangelove"
  • 10.Bernardo Bertolucci "Last Tango In Paris"
  • 11.Francis Ford Coppola "Apocalypse Now"

This list seems immaculate, except for Last Tango in Paris. Aren't you the one who worships this movie? I don't get it, man. I'm going to check and see if you wrote a review of it. And if you haven't, please do. I need to see this one justified big time. And it's not because I'm prudish or anything. I just didn't see the greatness.

Yes, I do love this movie.

One that would have been here easily if not for the studios interference: von Stroheim's Greed, my pick for the best silent film ever made, even beating out Griffith's admittedly great films. The chopped up copy of Greed is a triumph enough; I can only imagine what it would have been like if the studio had left him alone. Of course, the original twelve hour running time my have been difficult to endure...

Johnny Waco

Greed is wonderful. However I lean toward Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin.

I agree very much with your list. Especially with Fellini and "La Dolve Vita." It's also great to see someone else who has seen "Last Tango in Paris" and actually like it as much as I did.

thanks.

I nominate Andrei Tarkovsky for "Andrei Rublev."

If you ever come back, that is! :-)

I LIVE

*wets himself*

Does that also mean you've decided to return to Listology on a semi-frequent basis?

*wets himself again at the thought*

i'm gonna hit the sight as often as the oppurtunity arises.

Hey man, it's always here. No excuses! :-)